Making an accurate diagnosis is the key to the best treatment outcomes--this requires expert pathology evaluations and X-ray readings, all better at a University or Academic site. In addition having a super-specialist rather than a generalist is critical for hard to treat conditions. In addiition, your first therapy is often the one that determines if you will be cured or not, so getting it right the first time may not only be the best thing but the only way to a cure.
Dr. Patrick Stiff, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Maywood, IL. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Stiff is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center.